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Designer Love: Rachel Zoe

With her eclectic, one-of-a-kind bohemian style, designer Rachel Zoe has quickly become a fashion icon, building both a global following and a successful brand in the process. Her ability to create ensembles that are effortlessly chic with a nod to vintage glamour is just part of the reason why her style is so coveted, and often emulated, by women around the world – and why she remains one of the designers we adore most.

Designer Rachel Zoe in a colorful, sequin boho dress

Designer Rachel Zoe in a colorful, sequin boho dress

Zoe with her husband and two sons

Zoe with her husband and two sons

Constants in Zoe’s wardrobe: a flowy, romantic maxi dress and floppy sun hat

Constants in Zoe’s wardrobe: a flowy, romantic maxi dress and floppy sun hat

A Vintage Influence

After graduating from high school in New Jersey, where she was raised, Rachel Zoe attended George Washington University, studying sociology and psychology while there. Despite having no formal fashion training, Zoe has often said her love of vintage design began at a young age, no doubt heavily influencing the distinguishable and unique style she is known for today.
Fashionista of Many Hats

This love of fashion eventually took Rachel Zoe to New York City, where she began a career in the industry as an editor at a fashion magazine. Zoe swiftly moved up the ranks to become a celebrity stylist for some of the most high-profile names in Hollywood, including Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Garner, Anne Hathaway and many more. Over the years, Zoe has added numerous titles to that of stylist, including author, reality television star and – at long last – designer of her own fashion line.

Flared jeans and a structured blazer from the Resort 2012 lookbook

Flared jeans and a structured blazer from the Resort 2012 lookbook

Rainbow striped jumpsuit with leather jacket worn on the shoulders –Spring 2013 collection

Rainbow striped jumpsuit with leather jacket worn on the shoulders –Spring 2013 collection

Fall 2015 look features classic black and white menswear-inspired pieces with pops of Parisian red

Fall 2015 look features classic black and white menswear-inspired pieces with pops of Parisian red

A recent design from her Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear line features fringe details

A recent design from her Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear line features fringe details

70s-Inspired, Boho Chic Aesthetic

Since she debuted her own clothing line in 2011, designer Rachel Zoe has delivered collection after collection of consistently stunning pieces. And while trends may come and go, her inspiration and signature designs remain the same. Regardless of the season, Zoe incorporates broad strokes of color, lively patterns and feminine embellishments that reflect her own preferences and distinct aesthetic – all while staying true to the 60s and 70s-inspired silhouettes that define her brand.

A look from her very first collection in 2011 combines two of Zoe’s favorite things: jumpsuits and fur

A look from her very first collection in 2011 combines two of Zoe’s favorite things: jumpsuits and fur

Zoe rocks one of her signature 70s-inspired pantsuits

Zoe rocks one of her signature 70s-inspired pantsuits

Designer Rachel Zoe assembles one of her collections

Designer Rachel Zoe assembles one of her collections

A Fashion Influence that is “Beyond Major”

Sought-after stylist, notable designer and master of bohemian chic fashion – Rachel Zoe has certainly made a lasting impression on the industry, to say the least. In 2013, she was honored at the Style Awards during New York Fashion Week with the top celebrity stylist of the year award. During her acceptance speech, Zoe said, “I’m the happiest I’ve ever been in my life,” noting both the recent milestones in her career as well as in her personal life (at the time, the designer was pregnant with baby number two!).

If we were to describe Rachel Zoe’s unique approach to fashion, and the effect it has had on the modern woman’s wardrobe and style perspective, we would have to say it’s utterly “beyond major” – to borrow a favorite expression of the accomplished designer herself.

Designs from 2016 Cruise Collection feature Zoe’s signature 70s glam style

Designs from 2016 Cruise Collection feature Zoe’s signature 70s glam style

Designer Rachel Zoe at her Spring/Summer 2012 presentation

Designer Rachel Zoe at her Spring/Summer 2012 presentation

Zoe’s closet, full of vintage pieces

Zoe’s closet, full of vintage pieces

Zoe presents her Spring 2016 collection at NYFW

Zoe presents her Spring 2016 collection at NYFW

Walking the red carpet at the Style Awards 2013

Walking the red carpet at the Style Awards 2013

Want more Zoe? We have you covered! As a fashion expert, stylist extraordinaire and chic designer that we personally can’t get enough of, we are thrilled to announce that Zoe’s collection will soon be available to shop on indiaspopup.com

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